Friday, May 10, 2013

Residents advised how to avoid rabid animals, New Hampshire

Though no animal has tested positive for rabies in Rockingham so far this year, the town’s highway department has recently dealt with four instances of ill and disoriented animals.

As a result, Rockingham Health Officer Ellen Howard wants to remind residents to make sure their pets have up-to-date rabies vaccines.

Two incidents involved raccoons on Pleasant Valley Road -- one of them was near the Saxtons River Recreation Center. Another ill raccoon was located at the east end of Main Street in Saxtons River.

The fourth animal was a fox on Bramley Way in Bellows Falls.